Amit Yoran replaces Art Coviello as new RSA president

RSA, the security company controlled by storage giant EMC, has named Amit Yoran as president. Yoran replaces Art Coviello, who has stepped down as the company's president.

Yoran, who most recently served as RSA's senior vice president of products, has been a driving force behind RSA's Intelligence Driven Security strategy and aligning the company's product portfolio to meet the new and emerging security challenges facing enterprises today, the company said.
 Amit Yoran replaces Art Coviello as new RSA president
In his new role, Yoran will take responsibility for delivering a unified customer experience across products, marketing, sales and services.

"In the face of dramatic technology change and rapidly evolving threats, today's security market is in need of a radical transformation. RSA is in a unique position to lead this change. We have the vision, the products and services, and the talent to deliver the Intelligence Driven Security that helps enable enterprises to communicate, collaborate, and innovate securely. I am excited to focus all of RSA's resources on solving these challenges and ensuring our customers have the security and peace of mind they need and deserve," said Yoran.

Art Coviello, who remains RSA's executive chairman, will work with Yoran to continue driving RSA's strategic direction.

Coviello commented, "We are excited to have Amit in this role. His passion, deep industry expertise, and experience running agile organisations will help enable RSA to enhance the development, delivery and customer experience of the Intelligence Driven Security platforms and services enterprises need to effectively defend themselves in an increasingly complex threat landscape."

With more than 20 years of cyber security expertise, Yoran, prior to RSA, founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, which was acquired by RSA in 2011, and CEO of Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, where he served as VP of worldwide managed security services.

He previously served as the founding director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team and as a founding member of the US Department of Defense's CERT program.

Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 16:44:01 IST